N. Yen Dang Joins UAMS Faculty at Jones Eye Institute

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Dang also is director of the ophthalmology clinical clerkship and assistant medical director of the Arkansas Lions Eye Bank and Laboratory in the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute. She sees patients at the Jones Eye Institute, the John L. McClellan Memorial Veterans Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

A Texas native, Dang received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She completed her ophthalmology residency at Tulane University Medical Center and her fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at the University of Texas – Southwestern in Dallas. Dang’s research interests include dry eye treatments, ocular allergy and meibomian gland disease. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and R. Townley Paton Society.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a comprehensive medical center and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,170 students and 650 residents and is the state’s largest public employer with almost 9,000 employees. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of about $3.8 billion a year.

UAMS centers of excellence are the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy and Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute.